German producer Regina Ziegler has shepherded 30 of her “Erotic Tales” to tube and screen thus far; newest titillating trio shows series to its best advantage. Cablers not already seduced by this sophisticated latenight fare need look no further for nocturnal frolics.
In Amos Kollek’s “Music,” scruffy New Yorker Matt (Dallas Roberts) plays Bach on an ever-present boom-box to accompany his near-constant erotic fantasies; he finds his dreams coming to life during a Kafkaesque excursion to a fleabag hotel. In “Nr. 23,” erotic sculptor Renee (Sabine Vitua) has just broken one of her favorite creations, but the arrival of hitchhiker Markus (Marc Richter) and the judicious use of a honey jar sets thing, ah, straight. In Jos Stelling’s “The Gallery,” a hapless husband (Gene Bervoets) watches a statuesque beauty (Anouska) strip in a crowded shopping street and decides to respond in kind. Each helmer has already directed at least one entry, so formula of humor, surrealism and, of course, sex is handled with confidence and ease. Third entry is particularly inspired, completing Stelling’s trilogy of public exhibitionism starring hilarious comic popinjay Bervoets; his triptych alone would make a fine DVD.